Wandering dogs (do's, doo-doo's and don't do's)
From miscellaneous droppings to dodging traffic, a wandering dog can create a nuisance for the local community, so your Council is encouraging dog owners to familiarise themselves with their obligations and responsibilities.
Depending on the offence, failure to meet your obligations and responsibilities as a dog owner could result in an infringement fee. The ‘Dog Owners Handbook’ on the Council website is a great resource to brush up on your obligations, go to www.tararuadc.govt.nz/forms-info to download.
I'm a dog owner! What are my obligations and responsibilities?
Dogs must be kept under control at all times...
Your dog must be kept on a leash when outside your property, and it must not be able to leave your property of its own free will.
Keep our community clean!
When out walking your dog(s), ensure you take ample plastic bags with you to pick up their droppings and dispose of them in a bin.
Council are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding Animal Control. You can get in touch with the Council team by email or phone 06 374 4080 (north) or 06 376 0110 (south).